Dietary whey proteins and their peptides or amino acids: effects on the jejunal mucosa of starved rats.

The effects of starvation (72 h) and refeeding with three liquid diets, differing only in the molecular form of the nitrogen source (whole whey proteins, WP; tryptic whey protein hydrolysate, WPH; and amino acid mixture, AAM), on the jejunal mucosal morphology and brush border enzyme activities (sucrase, S; maltase, M; and neutral aminopeptidase, NA) of… (More)